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Virgin Media O2 donates extra data to National Databank

As more than nine in 10 low income Brits say they’re worried about their finances, and 85 per cent say connectivity is essential for living their lives, Virgin Media O2 is donating an extra 15 million GB of free data to the National Databank to help people in need stay connected. Those most affected by […]

July 26, 2022

Ofcom: Widening gap between best & worst broadband/pay-TV

Ofcom has published the latest league tables of complaints it has received about the UK’s major broadband, mobile and pay-TV firms. The report reveals the number of complaints made to the media regulator in the first quarter of this year, from January to March. “While the overall level of complaints has been consistently low over recent […]

July 13, 2022

GSMA calls for more 5G spectrum

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has released analysis of the spectrum needs of 5G networks across low, mid- and high bands which it says delivers a clear vision of the spectrum capacity required to integrate 5G into the lives of businesses and consumers up to 2030. Two new reports, Vision 2030: Low-band spectrum for […]

July 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Analysis: Connectivity just the ticket for festival-goers

Always at the forefront of technology, the music industry continues to push the boundaries of technology. On the heels of Abba’s Voyage show, which saw the Swedish supergroup appear as avatars onstage, the European festival season is now underway. The first post-Covid festivals have demonstrated that going to see your favourite artists has become a […]

June 22, 2022By Angharad Rhiannon

South Africa plans own satellite

South Africa is ready to launch its own satellite to enhance the reach of broadband connectivity in the country, according to Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, Minster of Communications and Digital Technologies. Speaking at the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022 in a Partner to Connect session, she told delegates that South Africa was implementing a Broadband Connectivity drive […]

June 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: US SVoD satisfaction steady

After slipping 2.6 per cent last year, customer satisfaction with video streaming services is steady with a score of 74 (on a scale of 0 to 100), according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications Study 2021-2022. Consumers still favour streaming over all the other telecommunications industries – and its lead over the next […]

June 8, 2022

VMO2: Largest ever data use year

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has shed light on the eyewatering amount of network data, voice traffic and TV usage it has handled over the past year, as it celebrates its first birthday since the two companies came together in the UK’s largest ever telecoms merger. Across the entire Virgin Media O2 fixed and […]

June 2, 2022

Rogers, Shaw agree merger pause

Canadian multiplay telcos Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have agreed to not proceed with closing their proposed merger until either a negotiated settlement is agreed with the Commissioner of Competition or the Competition Tribunal has ruled on the matter. As a result, there is no need for the Tribunal to hear the Commissioner’s application for […]

June 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Data: Champions League final drives record peak on Three

As Real Madrid won their fourteenth Champions League title on May 28th, Three UK’s network experienced a record-breaking night of its own with a new all-time data peak. The 5G network saw data peak at 1068 Gbps between 21:00 and 21:15 during the match as record numbers connected to watch the Champions League final. In […]

May 31, 2022

France: 14.5m fibre access lines

There were a total 14.5 million active fibre access lines in France at the end of 2021, which represents a year-on-year increase of 4.1 million, according to telecoms watchdog Arcep’s 2021 annual Observatory. For the first time, there were more active fibre-based broadband and superfast broadband lines than copper network DSL-based ones (14.4 million. Among […]

May 26, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris